Birthday Fun at Blackrock Sands

Advanture In the Sprinter van

In May 2017 we decided to visit Blackrock Sands for a birthday celebration. the weather was typically poor – wet and windy but warmer than winter and lighter for longer.

The Welsh coastal path runs along the cliffs and dunes behind the beach and this is the view towards the beach after a climb up the cliff. There is a small house tight on the rocky headland which seems impossible to get to other than by boat. It can be seen in the distance.

Here is another shot showing the sandy bay with the house. Can you spot it?

As  night fell we poured the wine and prepared the disco ball ………………

We needed to shelter behind the wind break as it was not that warm for May.

Not sure what is happening here but the fire looks inviting.

Feet up and enjoying the sunset by candlelight. The book is called History of the VW Camper and…………….

Lo and behold – the camper from the cover of the book manifest right in front of us!

We ran out of wood and nowhere had any. Not even the petrol station or hardware store. We found a few sacks of kindling in a pound shop and we needed more wood. We said to each other we need an abandoned pallet. On the way back to the  beach from the wood hunt we took a back route. And there was an old pallet next to a large green waste bin! How does it get any better than that?

Then we had the pleasure of sawing it with the fat max saw and chopping it with an axe bought from Sweden hand made and rather expensive I thought – for an axe. I was assured that its a very special axe and it did prove to be very useful indeed.

By now everyone has gone home and our fun is just starting! Axe and Fat Max saw worth their weight in gold!

The green ‘organic label was found on the pallet. Very appropriate I think for showing off the fancy Scandinavian Axe!

We had more than enough wood for a roaring fire all night.

And the Maglite Torch made a great disco ball illuminator so long as someone shone it in the right way.

May 2017

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